Slang dictionary 909 [nahyn oh nahyn] or [nahyn zeer-oh nahyn] Published July 12, 2018 What does 909 mean? 909 is a telephone area code that covers the general area around the city of San Bernardino. Some residents use 909 to rep their hometown while Californians outside the area often use 909 to slur San Bernardino people as white trash. Related words: 5150 703 Malibu the 6 Where does 909 come from? worldatlas.com The 909 area code started service in Southern California in 1992. It overlaps parts of four major counties, including San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside, though it’s mostly centered around the city of San Bernardino. Memecreator In 2004, many phone numbers were split from area code 909 and reassigned to the 951 area code that covers neighboring Riverside, California. By 2017, due to an expanding population in the region, the 909 area code was nearly out of available phone numbers, with a new area code slated within the current 909 area by late 2018. dailybulletin.com Examples of 909 Lol a guys tryna surf a long board in Huntington rn 😂😂😂 #909er @christian_castt, July, 2014 A free class discussing Native Californians will be held Wednesday from 10 am-12:30 pm at Ontario Museum of History & Art, 225 S. Euclid Ave. The class is the first of the museum’s seven-week docent training sessions that for the first time are open to the public. 909-395-2510 @JoeBlackstock, May, 2018 On a sunny September day, Christina Ayres lay on the sand near the Huntington Beach Pier, tanning in a pink bikini, and ticked off the things that identify a 909er...Bad clothing — " 'Jersey Shore' style," the 29-year-old explained. And meth addicts. "That's what you hear on the news." Paloma Esquivel, The Los Angeles Times, September, 2013 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 909? 909, of course, is used in actual telephone numbers. The geographic area the 909 area code covers is sometimes called the 909 and people who live there, 909ers. 909 can be used with pride … Lol idk bout this. I rep SoCal 909 the city but Northern California is dope I can’t front….still SoCal till the death of me doe 😂🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/FNXfmdNKOE — JoJo (@Jojo99_6) March 18, 2018 … or, more often, disparagement, as residents in SoCal’s wealthier coastal communities sometimes use 909 to insult people from San Bernardino and inland Southern California more generally as “backwater” and “white trash”: Way to go,Leah! Yes! On to the finals,909er! Proud of you. https://t.co/O0te2gUcuY — PacificSouthwest71 (@SoCal9233) February 12, 2017 A 909er’s local beach pic.twitter.com/efYqQlvcjW — JWII (@john___west) July 18, 2015 They’re not cooking meth in midtown. That’s what the 909 is for. JTTF don’t do DEA dirty work. I’ll wait for the release. Someone squealed. https://t.co/6o4zff9zbM — Bryan Suits, Not California Compliant (@darksecretplace) June 9, 2017 Just Added bystander effect, CSI effect, Streisand effect, L + ratio, docufiction Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 909 like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 909 that will help our users expand their word mastery.